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Alias Grace
Alias Grace | Margaret Eleanor Atwood
In her bestselling novel" The Handmaid's Tale, " Margaret Atwood masterfully took us to a chilling world of the future. In her astonishing new novel "Alias Grace, " she just as convincingly takes us back 150 years and inside the life and mind of one of the most notorious women of the 1840s. Grace Marks is serving a life sentence for her part in the vicious murders of Thomas Kinnear, a wealthy landowner, and Nancy Montgomery, his housekeeper and mistress. Some believe Grace is innocent; others think her evil or insane. Grace herself now claims to have no memory of the murders.Simon Jordan, a young New England doctor in the field of mental health and an expert on amnesia, has been engaged to find out the truth. To do so, he must awaken that part of Grace's mind that lies dormant, using the practices of the science he has such great faith in. As Grace reveals details about Kinnear's and Nancy's unconventional domestic arrangements, Simon brings her closer and closer to the day she has so determinedly repressed.Into this rich work of the imagination--of sex, violence, immigration, spiritualism, and the brutal existence of the underprivileged--Margaret Atwood has brought her brilliant insights into the relationships between men and women and those between the society of the entitled and those without positions. Superbly evoking a century past and alive with mesmerizing storytelling, "Alias Grace" is vintage Atwood.
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Ericalambbrown
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I‘m supposed to be packing to fly to New Orleans tomorrow. Notice the empty suitcase. 🤣 Instead I cuddled with Hank the Book Sniffer and finished the last half of this book I couldn‘t put down.

I thought this was a really good fictionalization of an 1840‘s “true crime” story. The author‘s afterward made all the difference in my opinion of this book for me. She clearly delineated what is and is not known and what was straight up conjecture.

LapReader Cool quilt and author. 6h
Ericalambbrown @LapReader Thanks! My grandma made it for me when I was little. 💕 5h
Scochrane26 I love this one & have read it 3 times over the yrs (I think). The tv mini-series they did last yr was really good. 2h
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Ericalambbrown @Scochrane26 Nice! I waited to watch until I got to read this. The cast is outstanding 😍 2h
BoleyBooks Safe travels 😊 1h
LapReader Clever grandma and lucky you xo 50m
Ericalambbrown @BoleyBooks Thanks! Our daughter is celebrating her 21st birthday. I‘m grateful she invited the oldsters 🤣 43m
Ericalambbrown @LapReader Indeed! She was and I am 💕 43m
BoleyBooks @Ericalambbrown My daughter is in New Orleans. So glad Barry wasn‘t as bad as predicted. Enjoy your visit! (edited) 20m
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DivineDiana
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Grace Marks was convicted of murdering her employer and his pregnant housekeeper in 1843. #LilithJuly #criminal

TrishB I really liked this one 👍🏻 18h
Cinfhen Hi 👋 can‘t wait to read this one and looking forward to catching up in person ❤️ 18h
DivineDiana @TrishB I still am uncertain of her part in the crime. 🤔 18h
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DivineDiana @Cinfhen Looking forward to your visit! ❤️ 18h
KarenUK Still haven‘t read this one.... but definitely on the #tbr ..... 💕 18h
DivineDiana @KarenUK It‘s nearly 500 paged, so wait for the right time! 💗 17h
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DivineDiana
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This is an illustration of Grace Marks. In 1843, she, along with a fellow male servant, was charged with murdering her employer and his housekeeper. Grace was only 16 at the time. Margaret Atwood has done a fantastic job of bringing the time and place to life. Well researched. Exquisite writing. Was Grace guilty? You decide. @MinDea @Soubhiville #authoramonth #margaretatwood

Soubhiville I really want to read this too, but it‘s not happening this month. I haven‘t seen this drawing before, cool. 2d
Kaila-ann I‘ve read Burial Rites which I‘ve heard is (somewhat) similar. I‘ll have to bump this one up. 2d
batsy I loved this book! 2d
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DivineDiana
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“Then she lent me her red flannel petticoat until I should get one of mine own, and showed me how to fold and pin the cloths, and said that some called it Eve‘s curse but she thought that was stupid, and the real curse of Eve was having to put up with the nonsense of Adam, who as soon as there was any trouble blamed it all on her.”

Texreader Great quote! 1w
ValerieAndBooks Such a good book 💖 1w
Suet624 😂 😂 😂 1w
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DivineDiana @ValerieAndBooks Only about a third of the way through, and it is starting to pull me in. Good to know! 🙂 1w
DivineDiana @Suet624 That Adam! 😉 1w
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DivineDiana
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Soubhiville Yay! I hope you enjoy it! I loved the series (I think on Netflix... not sure.) 2w
Theaelizabet I liked both book and series. Enjoy! 2w
DivineDiana Thank you @Soubhiville @Theaelizabet Goal is to read the book first, and then check out the series! 2w
Bookzombie I haven‘t watched the series yet, but enjoyed the book. Hope you do too! 2w
DivineDiana @Bookzombie Thank you! 2w
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Soubhiville
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It‘s almost July!?
Who is joining us for #AuthorAMonth by reading anything by Margaret Atwood? Just use the hashtag and also tag me so I can cheer you on.

Show me your Atwood selection! I plan to read The Heart Goes last, since its been on my TBR longest. I read Cat‘s Eye years ago and liked it a lot.

I‘ve decided I‘ll do a prize box for the participant that reads the most #AuthorAMonth books by Dec 15th!

Soubhiville To choose the prize winner I‘ll be keeping a spreadsheet, so be sure to use the hashtag and tag me so I don‘t miss your posts of completed books! (Entries must be in the month and by the correlating author) 3w
Soubhiville If you aren‘t tagged here and want to be, let me know so I can add you! 3w
Soubhiville I recently gave my copy of Handmaid‘s Tale to my sister. I will probably never see it again 🤣 but that‘s ok. 3w
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Eyelit Thanks for the reminder! 3w
IndoorDame Thanks for the reminder! Alias Grace had been on my tbr forever but my copy is gone so I have to pick one up soon! 3w
ValerieAndBooks Ooh! I have several Atwoods, many of them still TBR! I‘m terrible at doing challenges but may just try this! @Soubhiville @mindea 3w
ValerieAndBooks So yes, tag me 😊 3w
madamereadsalot1 I'd like to participate! I'll post my Atwood books and do all the tagging when I get home from work later tonight! 3w
sudi I've had the handmaid's tale on kindle forever. The challenge will give me the chance to finally read it. Excited for this 🙌 3w
Bookzombie I‘m in! I only have The Blind Assassin on my shelf to read so will get some more from the library soon. 3w
DivineDiana Thank you for reminding me! Will dig through my stacks to find my Atwood book! 👍🏻 2w
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ShyBookOwl
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Grabbed this at a charity garage sale for $5. I've only done it on audio, excited to have it on my shelf now.

hjreviews Totally watched the Netflix series without knowing it was based on a book. Whelp, if my TBR pile wasn‘t big enough 😂 1mo
ShyBookOwl @hjreviews lol aww. I did like the series but preferred the book. 1mo
StayCurious Did you know Margaret Atwood is coming for a talk in Ottawa this fall? 1mo
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ShyBookOwl @StayCurious I did not! Where? 1mo
BooknerdsLife What a great found!! 🙌🏼💙 1mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I enjoyed that book! 1mo
ShyBookOwl @BooknerdsLife yes! Came across the garage sale totally by chance while driving through a neighbourhood I had never been in before 😊 1mo
BooknerdsLife @ShyBookOwl wow! How lucky! As if it‘s meant to be 😃 This one has been on my TBR too. Hope you enjoy it! 1mo
ShyBookOwl @BooknerdsLife 👍🏼 it's one of my favourite audiobooks! 1mo
Curiouser_and_curiouser Wow, lucky you! I'm listening to the audiobook atm 3w
ShyBookOwl @Curiouser_and_curiouser I hope you enjoy it! It was my second ever audiobook abd I loved it. 3w
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BiblioLitten
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♥️The first three are my absolute favourites!
🌊An Ocean of Minutes by Thea Lim
📚Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy- a chunkster that graces my shelf.
#alphabetbookishquiz

CouronneDhiver An Ocean of Minutes was surprising - highly recommend! 1mo
BiblioLitten @CouronneDhiver I think I stacked it after reading your post. 😊 1mo
RealLifeReading I‘ve got Ocean on my TBR 1mo
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rretzler Christie has been one of my favorite authors since i started reading her books 45+ years ago! 1mo
BiblioLitten @rretzler This was the first book I read by her, and it was so good. I knew she would become a favourite. 1mo
rretzler One of my favorites as well. 1mo
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natsteph
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Started reading Alias Grace on the way to Austria. So far so good, but I was distracted by the gorgeous views.

Chelleo Beautiful! Welcome to Litsy! 1mo
CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚 1mo
Geeklet Welcome to Litsy! 1mo
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Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🤗🎉 1mo
Crazeedi Welcome to litsy!!🎉🎉 1mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 💖📖💖 1mo
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natsteph
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“Grace Marks (c. July 1828 – after c. 1873) was an Irish-Canadian maid who was involved in the 1843 murder of her Richmond Hill, Ontario, employer Thomas Kinnear and his housekeeper, Nancy Montgomery. Her conviction for the murder of Kinnear was controversial, and sparked much debate about whether Marks was actually instrumental in the murder, or merely an unwitting accessory.”

So excited to start reading Alias Grace!

RaimeyGallant There's a tv series too! And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. @LitsyWelcomeWagon 1mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🤗👏🏻 1mo
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tessavi
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Grabbed these books during the Audible 2-for-1 sale 😁
#audiblesale #audible

BookHoarder32 I really need to get back to the Lockwood & Co series 2mo
tessavi @BookHoarder32 This is #5 and I haven't read #4 yet. 2mo
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Texreader
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Ok I bought this one on sale today! @GingerAntics @LeahBergen @MaureenMc @Lcsmcat

Lcsmcat You won‘t be sorry! 2mo
Kaye It‘s a really good book and even better because it‘s based on a true story. Enjoy. 2mo
GingerAntics So did I. This has been on my wishlist for a while. Love that it went on sale when I had the $3 to buy it. @Kaye I had no idea this was based on a true story. I greatly enjoyed the Netflix series. (edited) 2mo
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Dragon A good read 👍 2mo
Kaye Yes it was based on an Irish servant girl named Grace Marks. I wouldn‘t look it up til you‘re done with the book or it might ruin the story for you... 2mo
TracyReadsBooks A great read and the Netflix series was really good too! 2mo
MaureenMc Excellent! 2mo
Tamra It‘s a great read! 2mo
LeahBergen 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
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Texreader
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Kindle version on sale today! Should I get it?

Lcsmcat Yes! It‘s worth so much more than that!!! 2mo
GingerAntics YES!!! 2mo
LeahBergen Yes! It‘s so good. 👍🏻 2mo
Kaye Excellent book. 2mo
MaureenMc 👍 2mo
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Becker
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Book Club title for May which will be our last meeting until the fall. We are going out with a bang 💥

ShyBookOwl Love this book! 3mo
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Birdsong28
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Cathythoughts I read this one ... very good ♥️👍🏻Thankyou for the tag 😘 3mo
Andrew65 Thanks for the tag. 👍 This is one I need to read! 3mo
ShyBookOwl I adored this on audio! 3mo
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Ms_T Seriously considering this one. Thanks for the tag 😘 3mo
Birdsong28 @Ms_T It's ok. I am, as I have heard lots about this one and it is a good price as it should be nearly £30!!! I will see how the narrator is ok as I always check, they make or break a story. 😘📚📖 3mo
Birdsong28 @ShyBookOwl Good to know 😘📚📖 3mo
Birdsong28 @Andrew65 It's ok I wouldn't want you to miss out on a good deal😁📚📖 3mo
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Ms.Story
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I decided to give this book a go after binging on the Netflix series. It took me ages to read it, but I genuinely thought Atwood's writing was beautiful and insightful. There were times I just didn't feel as if the story was moving along...the quilt/patchwork motif is certainly intriguing.

Tamra I loved it too and long overdue for a reread. 3mo
amok I read this one a decade (or even two?) ago. Loved it!!! One of the few books I've ever read twice. 2w
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Fed
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‘Like a plate that‘s been broken‘ #aliasgrace

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HardcoverHearts
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This Marie Kondo method is working in my favor! I dropped off bags of clothing only to realize that I bet people are dumping books. So I walk into the Goodwill and found 3 books in great shape for $.99 and I grabbed them. 😂

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Great exchange to me! 🎉 4mo
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Julsmarshall
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“It is better to be a murderess than to be murdered.” Diving into this Netflix adaptation of the Margaret Atwood novel.

TheKidUpstairs I thought they did a great job on this adaptation! 5mo
OriginalCyn620 I liked the Netflix adaptation too! 5mo
riversong153 I really enjoyed this! 5mo
Tanisha_A It's a good one. Haven't read the book yet. 5mo
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TheBookAddict
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When your dog likes ice all you can do is let him bring home a huge icicle. He said it followed him home 😆...

Finished another volume of Library Wars. Now onto Alias Grace for a bit. I‘m at 10 hours and 24 minutes for this #24B4Monday #readathon. I won‘t be getting to 24 hours, but I‘ve gotten quite a bit of reading done.

#LitsyLovesLibraries #dogsoflitsy #MomoToles #TolesBrats

Andrew65 That‘s a great total. 🙌 At least ice is better than some other things they might bring in! 😱 6mo
TheReadingMermaid That's okay sweetie I think you're doing great! Double digits is amazing for one weekend of reading 👍🏻😃👍🏻 6mo
TheBookAddict @Andrew65 thanks. 😆true, I‘m ok with ice. @TheReadingMermaid thanks! You‘re right, it‘s more reading than I usually get. 🙂 6mo
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TheBookAddict
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☃️ Alias Grace, Library Wars: Love & War Vols. 4-7, Saga Vol. 2, and Bird Box

☃️ Hot Cocoa with marshmallows and whipped cream

☃️ Coke

#WeekendReads

rachelsbrittain Thanks for joining in ☕😊 6mo
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TheBookAddict
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“If you have a need and they find it out, they will use it against you. The best way is to stop from wanting anything.”

#LitsyAtoZ #LitsyAtoZ2019 #AbecedarianTBR #MountTBR #A #LetterA #readingchallenge

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TheBookAddict
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Lcsmcat
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“They had it coming (they had it coming)
They had it coming (they had it coming)
They had it coming all along (they took a flower in its prime)
I didn't do it (and then they used it)
But if I'd done it
How could you tell me
That I was wrong?”
I think that applies to Grace.
#cellblocktango #musicalnewyear @Cinfhen @vivastory

merelybookish Good one! 6mo
LauraBeth I still need to read this one! @tpixie @Lcsmcat 6mo
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vivastory One of my favorite Atwoods 6mo
LeahBergen Good one! 👏🏻👏🏻 6mo
readordierachel Perfect! Fantastic book. 6mo
Cinfhen Can‘t wait to read this...not sure why I haven‘t read it yet....buddy read @LauraBeth ????🙏🏻 6mo
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TheBookAddict
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Hello all, just a reminder to join the #LitsyAtoZ2019 #readingchallenge. Remember to follow @BookishMarginalia for updates. Here‘s the link to the google doc: https://goo.gl/forms/Efm31YOt8hnXjcm42

I‘ll be starting the challenge with the tagged book. 😃📚💕

#AbecedarianTBR

Lcsmcat A great book to start with! 7mo
BookishMarginalia Yey! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 7mo
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TheBookAddict
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Here‘s my intended #LitsyAtoZ2019 #TBR. I‘ll probably start with the tagged book. I have nothing for #X, again. So I may have to waive the “in my TBR” criterion for that one. #abecedarianTBR2019 @BookishMarginalia

rekahlee I read “X” by Sue Grafton for a similar challenge. It‘s definitely not an easy letter 7mo
LauraJ Great idea to use books you already own. 7mo
Hestapleton I‘m using the tagged book for my X! 7mo
TheBookAddict @rekahlee thanks for the suggestion, but I just finished reading that same book for this year‘s Litsy A to Z challenge😆. @LauraJ yes, I‘m trying to be better about reading books I already own. Let‘s hope I don‘t stray from the path along the way.🤞🏽 @Hestapleton thanks for the suggestion. I have not read that one yet, so I‘ll be looking for it. 🙂 7mo
BookishMarginalia 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 7mo
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RandiClarke1992
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I have a bad habit of reading more than one book at a time lol. That being said, I'm a huge fan of reading books set in my country!

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Pemberley
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Thoughts on Alias Grace? No spoilers; just a general opinion! Starting it today. Margaret Atwood is amazing but always leaves me a little unsettled... which I‘m sure is her goal.

Kaye I really liked this book , probably because it‘s based on a true story. Excellent in my opinion. 7mo
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PickingBooks
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I love Margaret Atwood, and Alias Grace was interesting, but Atwood‘s writing style is so different in Alias Grace than in her other work. Still a good book, but a little slow. I did love decoding all the hidden meaning in the book though. Read more on https://pickingbooks.com/blog/aliasgrace.

tammy_sue Great review! :) 7mo
ephemeralwaltz Great review!! It's interesting how she made the switch to 19th century language. I haven't read any of her other work yet but I can understand that this might be a slower read. 7mo
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PickingBooks @ephemeralwaltz Thank you! You should check out her work! I LOVED Cat‘s Eye and Then Handmaid‘s Tale. 7mo
Mcoun This was actually the first Margaret Atwood book that I read and I loved it. It inspired me to get back into quilting! I agree that it is very different from her others. 7mo
ephemeralwaltz @PickingBooks YES! Cat's Eye is next on my radar!😍 I'm really interested in it. 7mo
PickingBooks @Mcoun I love it when books remind you of something you used to enjoy!! 7mo
PickingBooks @ephemeralwaltz Yay! I read it at the same time as Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk, which was interesting because the narrators told similar, or rather complementary, stories even though they were from different generations. 7mo
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Silvertongue
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Absolutely lovely. I love how many questions are left unanswered, but how perfect an ending it was. The Netflix adaptation was quite good too!

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Heartbroken today by cruelty done to a good friend far away. Sometimes men are like giant evil toddlers. I hope he‘s haunted by what he‘s done forever but I know he won‘t ever have to worry about it. He‘ll go his merry way while hers lies in ashes. I can‘t stop crying.

Tanisha_A Wish your friend and you all the peace. 8mo
Purrsistently @Tanisha_A thank you. She is such a sweet and wonderful person I can‘t fathom how men are so awful to her. She has a good job and doesn‘t have any need of their money, she isn‘t controlling or bossy, she is kind and creative, fun, a great cook and housekeeper,honest and loyal as hell- I don‘t understand. 💔 Even I really thought this guy was different, better. 8mo
Velvetfur Oh gosh I am so sorry to hear of this, and so angry for your friend. I hate men like this because they are such a small percent but they just ruin everything for everyone, they even tarnish good men by association. Do you think it would help to put your friend in touch with me, just so I can offer support and caring thoughts...? 8mo
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Clare-Dragonfly That‘s awful. I‘m so sorry for your friend. 😞 It just goes to show you can be close to perfect and still not good enough for some men! 8mo
Purrsistently @Velvetfur ❤️❤️ I don‘t think so at this point but that is kind, thank you.💕 8mo
Purrsistently @Clare-Dragonfly yepp😢 8mo
Velvetfur @Purrsistently Yeah I did think it might sound a bit weird, but in the meantime she is in my thoughts x 8mo
DivineDiana Sending love to you and your friend. 💗💗 8mo
Purrsistently @Velvetfur ❤️❤️thank you, I just thought it was sweet. 8mo
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MinDea
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Wow! Thank you so much @EadieB! Your generosity is amazing. I can't believe you sent me all these books! Thank you 🤗. I am so excited!!!! 💙💙
#BookMail #LittensAreTheBest

gradcat I loved Disgrace...one of my all-time favorites...have fun reading! 8mo
Andrew65 Simon Toyne! ❤️❤️❤️ @EadieB (edited) 8mo
Erofan Oh! 👍 Terror is the great book! And M.Atwood 😍 8mo
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MStew 😍 8mo
EadieB @MinDea You‘re welcome! Enjoy! 8mo
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Emilymdxn
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Breathtaking! I don‘t think it‘s quite dethroned the Blind Assassin as my fave Atwood but nearly. I don‘t often love historical fiction but I loved this. I loved the characters, the change of perspective, and the amazing, dreamy, unsettling prose. Can‘t think of a single complaint about it. #1001books

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Emilymdxn
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On to another #1001books book! I love Margaret Atwood and I‘ve been really looking forward to this

Tanisha_A I have seen the show. Brilliant! Have to get to the book sometime. 9mo
Emilymdxn @Tanisha_A I kept meaning to watch the show but never got round to it! I heard it was really good 9mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz Oh wow! Sounds like a book I must not miss!! Adding this! Oh my TBR!!!! I'm so sorrrryyyyy 😭😭😭 9mo
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JenniferP This might be my favorite Atwood - curious to see what you think! 9mo
Emilymdxn @Jee_HookedOnBookz it‘s a great read so far! 9mo
Emilymdxn @JenniferP it‘d be hard to dethrone the blind assassin but it‘s very good! 9mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz @Emilymdxn can't wait to read your full review! 9mo
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Excellent listen. I‘m keen to try more of her books now. I was a tad wary I must admit after reading ‘the handmaids tale‘ twice and not really liking it but this was brilliant. Now I can see her narrative much clearer, that being the plight of woman through history. Oppression seems to be a theme. Anyway it‘s a ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️from me. #aussiereader

Penny_LiteraryHoarders I miss the Atwood that wrote beautiful historical fiction like this. It's mostly be dystopia for ages now. 😟 But others like this one would be The Robber Bride and The Blind Assassin. 9mo
TheCuriousHousecat @Penny_LiteraryHoarders thanks for letting me know about the two historical fiction books of Atwood‘s. I haven‘t read much of hers but I wasn‘t keen on The Handmaids Tale which is the dystopia genre. I‘ll keep these others in mind. 8mo
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erzascarletbookgasm
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#litsyclassics
“I stand holding the #apple in both hands. It feels precious, like a heavy treasure. I lift it up and smell it. It has such an odour of outdoors on it I want to cry.”

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MariettaSG
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'There are some men, especially of the simpler kind, that prefer their wives to be plain rather than handsome, as that sort buckles down to the work and complains less, and there is not great chance of their running off with another man, as what other man would go to the bother of stealing them?' 😂

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MariettaSG
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Convicted for a murder for which she has no memory Grace Marks' life story is told as she is interviewed 15+ years later by Dr Jordan, an early style of psychiatrist. The balance of humour and intrigue is wonderful as Atwood entertains through the candid, intelligent, yet self contained narrative voice of Grace as she comments on human nature, the medical profession, class and gender. Not to forget the historical importance of quilts.

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MariettaSG
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"I am afraid he was very much indulged, not least by himself. For if the world treats you well, Sir, you come to believe you deserve it."
The essence of privilege?

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MariettaSG
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What is the collective noun for Doctors? Could it be... should it be... a murder of doctors?

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MariettaSG
Alias Grace: A Novel | Margaret Atwood
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Wise for her age.

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ValPenny
Alias Grace: A Novel | Margaret Atwood
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Mehso-so

This book is based on true people and events. I liked that bit. It also deals with the way women were treated in C19 and, by implication still are Today. But it was very long & got a bit tedious. Not favourite of mine.

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MariettaSG
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I tend to agree about religious fanaticism and alcohol but then wonder why either has such intense affect on some people...what is the predisposing cause?

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MariettaSG
Alias Grace: A Novel | Margaret Atwood

"People dressed in a certain kind of clothing are never wrong. Also they never fart.” ? hilarious but also painfully true.

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ephemeralwaltz
Alias Grace: A Novel | Margaret Atwood
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A great example of #FactFiction! But...what is fact and what is fiction? 👀
This was my first Atwood and I'm so eager to further explore her work.

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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego That was a great book. 10mo
Kalalalatja I need to get my hands on this at some point! 10mo
Reviewsbylola This has been on me TBR for far too long! 10mo
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ephemeralwaltz @Kalalalatja I think you'll love it! And psychology is the main theme 👏 10mo
ephemeralwaltz @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego @Reviewsbylola I'm looking forward to watching the Netflix adaptation now. 10mo
Kalalalatja You are selling it really well 😄😄 10mo
ju.ca.no I will read it soon! And I‘m also looking foward to watching the Netflix adaption :) 10mo
Cathythoughts I liked this one 👍🏻🖤 10mo
Cinfhen I‘m looking forward to reading this book!! @JenP are we gonna do a buddy read ???? 10mo
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Ekkross
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Beautifully written (as all Atwood books are). She captures a feeling of foreboding and suspense throughout so well that I frequently get like I needed to check over my shoulder in case one of the characters should appear

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Ekkross

He doesn‘t understand yet that guilt comes to you not from the things you‘ve done, but from the things that others have done to you.

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violabrain
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Another masterpiece by Margaret Atwood. How had I not read anything by her but The Handmaid‘s Tale until this year!?

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego So. Good. I was an Atwood late bloomer as well. But I think I appreciate her more now anyways. 10mo
violabrain @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Yes, I agree. I don‘t know if I really would have understood or appreciated her books as much if I had read her when I was younger. What‘s your favorite of her books? 10mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego So far Alias Grace. The only other's I've read are, Handmaid's Tale, Cats Eye, and the first two in the MadAddam trilogy. They're all quite different. 10mo
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